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Ernst Julius Amberg

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Ernst Julius Amberg
Born(1871-09-06)September 6, 1871
Zurich, Switzerland
💀DiedMarch 15, 1952(1952-03-15) (aged 80)
Zurich, SwitzerlandMarch 15, 1952(1952-03-15) (aged 80)
🏳️ Nationality
🎓 Alma materETH Zurich
University of Zurich
💼 Occupation

Ernst Julius Amberg (1871–1952) was a Swiss mathematician.

Life and work[edit]

Amber studied at ETH Zurich where he graduated in 1894, obtaining a diploma as mathematics teacher. The following years he was preparing his doctoral thesis, while he was assistant professor of Adolf Hurwitz and Carl Friedrich Geiser. During the academic course 1896–1897, he was professor of Albert Einstein.[1]

From 1903 till his retirement in 1938, he was professor at secondary level in the high schools of Frauenfeld and Zurich. He worked also s expert actuary for insurance companies and continued to write expert opinions even after his retirement.[2]

He was also a keen mountaineer, member of the Swiss Alpine Club for more than sixty years. He alongside with Anton Zübling, were the first to climb Piz Gannaretsch (3040 m.) and Piz Vatgira (2982 m.).[3]



  • Eminger, Stefanie Ursula (2015). Carl Friedrich Geiser and Ferdinand Rudio: The Men Behind the First International Congress of Mathematicians (PDF). St. Andrews University. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  • Medeiros, Alexandre; Farias de Medeiros, Cleide (2006). Einstein e a Educação (in portuguese). Editora Livraria da Física. ISBN 9788588325586.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link) Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png

External links[edit]

  • O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Ernst Julius Amberg", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.

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